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LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings

SMOKING DETERRENT. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III shows one of the new graphic health warnings to be placed on cigarette packs starting March 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ubial: Duterte instructed me to draft EO on smoking ban

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:14 PM

I m really not sure why it s taking a lot of time but I think it s been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

PH cigarette packs bear graphic health warnings starting Nov 4

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:47 PM

The government begins the full implementation of Republic Act 10643 or the Graphic Health Warnings Law 8 months after the law took effect in March

NO MORE EXCUSES. The Graphic Health Warning Law takes effect nationwide on November 8, 2016. Cigarette manufacturers were given the last 8 months to exhaust their stocks of packs that only bore text warnings. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

DOH hopes EO on smoking ban out by end-October

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial bares more details of the draft executive order being reviewed by the Office of the President during a budget hearing at the Senate

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, the Department of Health personnel pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Will we see plain cigarette packs under a Duterte presidency?

May 31, 2016 - 10:50 PM

On May 31 World No Tobacco Day the WHO urges countries to remove logos colors brand images or promotional information on cigarette packs

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY. For 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to implement the plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging photo from WHO brochure

Ombudsman strictly implements smoking ban

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ombudsman will now police smokers in all its offices including those using e cigarettes

Health advocates to tobacco firms: We're watching you

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Tobacco control advocates remind manufacturers to start printing cigarette packs with graphic health warnings

GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNINGS. Rommel Arriola (L) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines, together with New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas (C) and Ang Nars Representative Leah Paquiz (R) present scary cigarette packs from other countries. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Graphic health warning law now in effect

Mar 03, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Starting March 3 all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines will be required to carry graphic health warnings

NO SCARY CIGARETTE PACKS YET. A Filipino vendor sells cigarettes in a street in Manila, Philippines, on 31 May 2011. File photo by Francis R. Malasig

Hontiveros to tobacco firms: No excuses, use graphic health warning

Nov 11, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The ex PhilHealth director and senatorial aspirant says a 4 month delay in government s implementation of the law places more Filipinos at risk of tobacco related deaths

NO SCARY CIGARETTE PACKS YET. A Filipino vendor sells cigarettes in a street in Manila, Philippines, on 31 May 2011. File photo by Francis R. Malasig

DOH releases templates for scary cigarette packs

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Cigarette companies are mandated by a new law to place bolder warnings against smoking in their cigarette packs by 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: What a scary cigarette pack in PH will look like

Jul 22, 2014 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED Is the Philippines’ graphic health warning law anything close to guidelines set by the World Health Organization?

Graphic health warning bill, 4 others signed into law

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:16 PM

President Aquino signs 5 new laws last Friday July 18

Indonesia pushes for graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Jun 25, 2014 - 12:08 AM

An Indonesian law requiring manufacturers to display pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs has come into force but anti smoking campaigners say the rule was widely ignored

AFTER SCHOOL TREAT. A picture made available on 31 May 2013 shows an Indonesian junior high school student smoking a cigarette after a class session in Bogor, Indonesia, 30 May 2013. Photo by Adi Weda / EPA

Congress ratifies graphic health warning bill

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:42 PM

The ratified bicam version entitled The Graphic Health Warning Law now awaits President Benigno Aquino III’s signature

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

PH a step closer to graphic health warning on cigarettes

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The bicameral conference committee approves the bill that seeks to cover half of cigarette packs with images of the health risks caused by smoking

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

Graphic health warning bill passes final reading in Congress

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:21 PM

UPDATED The bill is set to be deliberated on by a bicameral conference committee on Tuesday June 10

EFFECTIVE. The image is a sample graphic warning used by the Australian government, and posted on the WHO website.

Health or revenue? Senators weigh graphic health warning bill

May 08, 2014 - 2:15 PM

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile questions possible revenue losses arising from the proposed bill but Senator Pia Cayetano says a healthy community is priceless

DEBATE CONTINUES. Sen Pia Cayetano and Sen Juan Ponce Enrile tackle the effects of the graphic health warning bill not only on health but also on government revenue. Photos from Romy Bugante/PRIB and Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Delay in graphic warning bill 'persecuting Filipinos' – groups

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:12 PM

A 2008 Australian study shows exposure to graphic health warnings can make smokers think twice about smoking

Smoking kills: Senators want to show you how

Jul 11, 2013 - 7:52 PM

Senators Pia Cayetano and Frank Drilon file bills mandating graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Smoking kills? Not in graphics

Feb 19, 2013 - 7:31 AM

In the Philippines the march towards implementing more effective picture warnings on cigarette packs has ground to a halt